I barged into David’s office, “It’s supposed to be 80 degrees today! Can we blow off some cobwebs?”
He looked up from his computer, “Yea—this afternoon?”
Climbing onto the back of his motorcycle, we headed South, taking Colorado backroads and looking for adventure. The wind swooshed through my helmet, blowing off the cobwebs—clearing for new scenery in my mind.
Just minutes into our ride, I spotted an approaching motorcyclist on the opposite side of the road. As we passed, David and I simultaneously flashed the motorcycle wave to the oncoming biker: left hand hanging down, with fingers pointing in a downward V to make the peace sign. An acknowledgment of camaraderie.
Every time the motorcycle wave is either initiated or returned, I find myself smiling from the connection. As if to say, “Hey, we share the same passion. I get it, and I acknowledge you.”
We all desire to connect, don’t we?
That longing to belong, I feel it too.
What if we understood that ultimately, we are connected whether or not we share the same giftedness or passions? We are linked together by our heritage—joined through the bloodline of our Creator.
Perhaps we should have our own “motorcycle wave.” Flashing a brotherhood/sisterhood sign—maybe an index finger pointed toward heaven to remind one another, “Hey, keep doing what our Father has called you to do. You belong and I’m cheering for you!”
Today, seek out someone who you typically wouldn’t connect with.
Remind them they are uniquely different and awesomely similar.
Help them belong.
And, if you happen to see me this week, flash me the brotherhood/sisterhood sign.
How do you connect with others?